Mamasan Bali is a much hyped-up haunt in Kerobokan that takes its food and atmosphere seriously. Prepare to be indulged with delicious modern Asian cuisine in a chic and intimate setting.
The venue is made up of a downstairs and upstairs area that both offer a slightly different experience. The loft-style top level is styled as an upper-class gentleman’s club and attracts a sophisticated international crowd. Leather chairs, scatter cushions, chandeliers and candles all combine to create an intimate and exclusive ambience. The area can fit up to 80 guests, and the bar offers cocktails and drinks from 6 pm – 2 am. A menu of light snacks and dumplings is available from 6 pm – 11 pm. Smokers are permitted to light up in the upstairs area at any time. Downstairs, a large industrial room encloses the main eating area. Comfy leather couches, Asian-style decorations, exposed brick walls and vintage touches create a warm and stylish setting. The dining room can seat up to 70 patrons and is open for lunch and dinner. Smoking is not allowed until the dinner service has ended, at 11 pm.
Mamasan’s chef Will Meyrick has thoughtfully crafted a street food inspired menu that borrows from Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Some mouthwatering options are the crispy salmon with green mango and crispy lamb ribs with ginger, as well as a variety of dumplings, curries, salads and tandoori creations. Delicious cocktails have been designed to complement the food and refresh the palate perfectly, such as the popular coconut mojito.
Both levels of the establishment are fully air-conditioned, a welcome change from most Balinese restaurants that are often open-air. Driving guests can take advantage of the valet parking, which is hugely convenient in an area where parking is so scarce. Reservations are recommended and the restaurant enforces a smart casual dress code.